Plans revealed to have county renamed Lutonshire

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Welcome to Lutonshire sign.
How the signs coming into 'Lutonshire' might look. Image: Antbex74, CC BY-SA 4.0

Plans have been revealed that could see the county of Bedfordshire renamed Lutonshire.

The suggestion comes due to some believing that it’s time Luton had a go at being county town.

Bedfordshire is the fourteenth most densely populated county of England, with over half the population of the county living in the two largest built-up areas, Luton (258,018) and Bedford (106,940).

“We have more people, so it stands to reason we should have a go at being tops,” said one Lutonian happy at the idea their town could become the new county town.

Documents detailing the plans say that the county name should change as Luton has “a larger population, a better football team and an airport”.

Bedfordians have, however, reacted strongly to the news.

One said, “It’s always been Bedfordshire because Bedford is the nicer town. We’ve had our Borough status since 1165. We’ve earned it.”

Another said, “What a load of rubbish, John Bunyan wouldn’t stand for this.”

The author of the plans, Ms Lygea-Byrig was unavailable for comment.

The suggestion comes due to some believing that it’s time Luton had a go at being county town…

Update: Well it’s now midday so we are duty bound to point out that this is obviously an April Fool’s Day joke, thank goodness. Thank you to everyone for joining in.